HRM fire code violations number in the thousands, but could be much larger

Regulations around what buildings can be inspected are one reason why numbers are lower than they could be
Every time Natasha Prest walks through a building, she holds her breath as she scans the ceilings, walls and cubbyholes, all while wondering if she’ll be able to sleep that night.
Prest recently left her position as a firefighter to teach members of the public about fire prevention for Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. She also spends her days combing through apartment buildings and businesses in the Halifax region, doing investigations and looking for fire code violations…Read More